Monday, 29 October 2018

Define Your Profile & Rejuvenate Your Face - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Getting older will happen to us all, and the worst part is looking in the mirror and noticing the way our face is changing. We might see our face beginning to sag, bags appear under the eyes, we might notice the start of jowls and the lack of definition at the jaw line. Sometimes it's almost enough to make us avoid looking in the mirror because we're so self-conscious of our faults.

There comes a time when we reach a certain age, and we start to notice our facial profile has suddenly become a little blurry. The strong definition of our features aren't as sharp as they were, and we lose volume in various areas of our face; under the eyes will become hollow, the fat pads in our cheekbones will diminish making the face look gaunt, we can develop nose to mouth lines giving us jowls, and the skin's elasticity loosens leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.

There are some treatment options that we can have to rectify this;

Face lift - we can have a full cosmetic face lift. This however is a painful and costly experience which needs good deal of down time. These days lots women, and men, prefer non-invasive procedures that need less recovery time and less self-care after the treatment.

Dermal Fillers - these can add volume to fill in hollows under the eyes, give the skin a gentle lift, creating higher cheekbones or injected along the jaw line to give definition. Injectable treatments have always been a good option for those not wanting a surgical procedure. Dermal fillers give great results and you can return to work the next day with no-one knowing you've had any treatment, they will just be curious to know how you look so fresh and rejuvenated.

PDO threads lifts- at Selston Cosmetic Clinic we've performed PDO thread lift treatment for a few years now and they can make a massive difference. We can use PDO's as a stand alone treatment or use it together with botox and dermal fillers to get a fantastic result.

The PDO threads we use for this treatment are the same ones used in open heart surgery and over the months they will gradually dissolve. All the time the threads remain under the skin, they cause collagen to form by stimulating the fibroblasts, and this also improves skin tone and radiance. Before treatment, local anaesthetic is given which dramatically reduces any discomfort from the injections. We place the threads under the skin, and they lift and tighten the skin by promoting collagen and elastin and smooth the skin by promoting hyalauronic acid, which improves skin hydration. The procedure takes less than an hour and the results last between 12-18 months. PDO thread lifts are essentially a face lift without the surgery. There are no incisions or cuts, just simple injections placed in strategic places.

Areas suitable for PDO threads;
  • Horizontal and vertical forehead wrinkles
  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Cheeks
  • Naso-labial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Jaw line
  • Creased cheeks

The procedure is almost painless with only a small amount of downtime. You might experience the odd bruise, but these are easily covered with light make-up. If you want to redefine your face, but you don’t want invasive surgery, then PDO thread lift treatment is an ideal solution.

Clinic Manager.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Erase Unsightly Wrinkles & Smokers Lines on Your Lips - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Wrinkles always seem to show up in the wrong places. We tend to focus on someones eyes or mouth during a conversation, and unfortunately those are the areas where wrinkles show up first. Even before we start getting old, signs of ageing will show on our face a lot sooner than we'd like, especially around the mouth and lower face.

As we age, lip creases and lip lines will begin to appear as the skin's elasticity starts breaking down, making your lipstick bleed into your lip wrinkles and ruining your smile. When we repeatedly make the same facial expressions, it can cause lip wrinkles to form. Things like pursing the lips, smoking, eating and excessive sun exposure can break down collagen and elastin in the skin, and over time these things can all cause fine lines around the mouth and upper lip.

Lips come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes;
  • Full Lips - Full and sensuous, both on the upper and lower lips which are usually symmetrical
  • Wide Lips - Wide lips cover a good part of the lower half of the face
  • Bow Lips - The highest point of the lips features a double-curve commonly known as a cupid’s bow, which resembles the bow of Cupid, the Roman God of Love
  • Round Lips - are small but full, with a heart shape centre top lip

Lip creases, also called lipstick lines or smoker’s lines, are those fine lines that start to appear around our lips as we age. These vertical lines on the lips are especially problematic for women, especially when the lip lines cause lipstick to bleed into the lips. Over time, we lose collagen and the skin becomes lax, we also lose fat which contributes to thinning lips, which makes the lip lines and wrinkles more visible. 

Although natural ageing plays a part in forming lip lines, the good news is that we can do something about it. At the Selston Cosmetic Clinic we've had fantastic results using lip fillers to banish those lip creases and add volume. Dr Bassi is a fully trained cosmetic practitioner in advanced filler techniques, and he tailors every treatment to suit each client. He has performed thousands of injectable dermal lip filler treatments and he has over 10 years experience as a specialist cosmetic practitioner.

Unfortunately, not everyone is born with beautiful luscious lips, but if you are looking to improve your pout and erase your lip lines, then lip filler can give you what the gene pool didn't.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Gynecomastia - Reduce Male Fatty Breasts with Vaser Lipo - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Gynecomastia, also known as man-boobs or moobs, is a common condition among men where excessive tissue accumulates in the male breast. Although the exact cause for this condition isn't known; genetics, hormonal changes, diet, excess weight and certain medications can all play a part. 

Gynecomastia occurs when male breasts develop fatty tissue which can either be caused by enlarged glandular tissue, or because of excessive fat in the chest area. The condition shows itself in many ways, from pointed puffy nipples to breasts that look very womanly, hanging downwards toward the tummy button, but most men who suffer are usually somewhere inbetween.

This condition can cause so much embarrassment for men, especially when exposing their bare chest when swimming, at the beach, at intimate moments or when it shows through their clothing. Vaser lipo targets specific areas of unwanted fat and is a minimally invasive way to contour the body. It can reduce breast tissue and create a more masculine contour for the chest. This procedure has a high satisfaction rate, and men who have suffered with gynecomastia experience much improved self-esteem and self-confidence after treatment.

A good vaser lipo candidate for gynecomastia:
  • Is in overall good health
  • Has excess breast tissue and skin
  • Is a healthy weight for their build
  • Has good skin elasticity
Vaser lipo for gynecomastia is a procedure where fat gets liquefied and removed from the body through a gentle suction process. It's a gentle, less invasive treatment than traditional liposuction because it differentiates between the fat and the important tissues such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues, so the risk of any damage in the surrounding area is minimal. It's a walk-in walk-out procedure which doesn’t need lots of time away from work or your normal activities. 

The benefits of vaser lipo for gynecomastia:
  • A more masculine chest
  • A flatter, smoother chest area
  • More masculine physique
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Improved posture
After vaser lipo treatment there will be some swelling and bruising of the chest area, but within two to three weeks it should subside. For the first week after the procedure the client should take things easy so that the chest can start to heal, and you will need to wear a compression garment for several days to a couple of weeks, depending on the volume of fat removed. You'll see some results straight after your procedure, but they'll be fully noticeable after a few months.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 19 October 2018

Remove Unwanted Hair with Laser Technology - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

Autumn really is the best time for laser hair removal, with the warm days of summer winding down, and the cooler weather meaning the start of covering up in thick tights, jumpers and scarves. Over the summer months we remove excess or unwanted hair by shaving, waxing, plucking or even threading, but these methods are sometimes painful, they need repeating and can cause unsightly rashes and even ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal treatment can offer a permanent alternative, which in the long run can save us a lot of time and money.

Unwanted hair can grow in lots of embarrassing places, some of it we can keep hidden, and what we can't hide, we can easily remove. We all have facial hair but usually it's very fair and can go unnoticed. There are many women who notice the occasional straggling chin hair, and others with dark hair who can get hair on their upper lip that's quite noticeable. 

Unusual hair growth on women happens because of;
  • Normal ageing process
  • During pregnancy
  • Hair growth can actually be stimulated by using temporary hair removal methods excessively
  • Certain medications can cause a reaction
  • Genetics
  • Insulin resistance issues
  • Hormonal or glandular imbalances
  • Hirsutism - a condition where an increased level of androgens in the body, can cause thick dark hair on the face, chest, abdomen and back
There's no such thing as a normal amount of facial hair on women, and how much we have varies from person to person. Some might have a small amount of hair on the face and body, while others might have a lot, and while we all have some hair, genetics and ethnicity can also dictate our facial hair patterns and how much we get. 

More people these days are opting for long-lasting, convenient hair removal using laser treatment. Using advanced laser technology, can conveniently remove unwanted hair successfully on most areas. Laser treatment is non-invasive and can easily treat large areas of hair growth over a short amount of time.

Under arm laser hair removal

The laser targets the colour pigment of the hair and passes gently through the skin reaching the hair follicle. The hair follicle absorbs the energy and damages the follicle enough to stop its growth. Over time, this leaves smooth, silky skin with a hair follicle that no longer produces hair. 

It's unrealistic to expect all unwanted hair to disappear with laser treatment, and we recommend a treatment course of six treatments, four weeks apart to give significant results. Over time, conventional methods can become tiresome and frustrating, and that's why laser hair removal has grown popular, especially for the women and men with busy lifestyles. 

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 15 October 2018

Rejuvenate your Tear Troughs - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

When people look at you, the eyes are the first thing they notice and the older we get, the more we see the effects that ageing has on our face, especially around the eyes. One of the things we notice is the deepening of the hollows beneath our eyes, which occurs because as we get older, the soft tissue loses volume.

The hollows, which are known as tear troughs, are the area directly beneath the eyes, starting at the nose and running under the eye. As we age the hyaluronic acid content in the skin diminishes and loses volume, making this pocket look sunken and hollow and the skin looks thinner and has less volume than we see in younger skin. Having deep hollows beneath the eyes can make you look a lot older than you are, and can make you look like you're having sleepless nights.

The tear troughs can create a shadow which makes any dark circles underneath the eye to look worse. No eye creams can help to take away hollows or shadows, and usually the only thing that will disguise them is make-up, however, the loss of volume that occurs under the eyes can easily be improved using dermal fillers.

There are lots of reasons why we get sunken eyes:
  • Ageing
  • Lack of sleep
  • Tension and stress
  • Genetics
  • Bad food habits and unhealthy diet
  • Lack of hydration
  • Too much caffeine
  • Smoking
The skin around our eyes is thinner and more delicate than skin anywhere else on the body, and when the collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid begins to deplete, it gets thinner. Dermal fillers are a great injectable treatment to combat hollowness and loss of volume under the eyes. The dermal fillers we use for tear trough treatment contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the skin cells, helping to keep the body moisturised for supple, youthful skin.

Dermal fillers involve injecting hyaluronic acid into the tissue below the eye, filling out the hollows and reducing under eye dark circles almost straight away. A filler treatment is minimally painless and only takes a few minutes to inject and almost immediately your skin will begin to regain the volume it's lost. The process only takes around 30 minutes and you'll be able to return to your normal daily routine straight away. The filler is temporary, so you’ll need to get the procedure redone every year or so.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 12 October 2018

A Younger Face with Botox Injections - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

It doesn't matter how vigilant we are; we look after our skin, eat healthily, avoid excess alcohol, we don't smoke and we keep our face out of the sun, but eventually we are all going to develop age-related facial lines and wrinkles. 

Botox is the world’s most popular anti-ageing treatment because of its effectiveness at reducing fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscle contractions. Good candidates for this treatment are those who are in good physical health and want to improve their facial appearance.

How botox can help;
  • Frown lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes will lessen, or disappear completely.
  • After treatment you'll notice subtle results, which are natural looking.
  • Botox is very safe, it's a prescription-only medicine and should only be used in the hands of a skilled professional.
  • It promotes a tighter, smoother, more youthful look.
  • Botox treatment can also be used as a preventative, to prevent lines deepening as you get older.

Every month, thousands of people have botox injections to help reduce visible wrinkles and fine lines, but there are many more who are hesitant because of rumours and myths associated with botox treatment.
  • There are some who think that botox is just a treatment for older people, but anyone who has started to show lines and wrinkles on their face can benefit from botox. The face is one of  the first areas that shows signs of ageing, and it can start to happen at any age, which is why some people have treatment when they are still in their twenties.
  • One worry is that botox injections will limit the range of facial expressions. This isn't true. When botox injections get administered by a trained doctor or practitioner, they will only target those muscles that are responsible for the facial wrinkles and lines, and will leave the surrounding tissues undisturbed.
  • Some people think that once you start having botox, you'll have to keep on having treatments forever. While it's true that botox is temporary, it can easily be repeated as often as necessary, but people can stop having treatments when they like and their skin will just gradually return to its natural state.
Botox can treat many facial areas and concerns, including;

Crow’s feet: Botox helps to ease the wrinkles at the edges of the eyes, that are usually caused by ageing.

Frown lines: Botox can smooth out these furrows which are mostly caused by repetitive facial movements, and they can make you look tired or a lot older than you are.

Forehead Lines: The skin on the forehead can become smoother, clear of lines and uneven textures with botox injections.

Lip lines: Using a soft approach, botox can erase the smokers lines above the top lip, leaving the area looking natural, but without the lines.

Bunny lines: The wrinkles on both sides of the nose, right below the bridge can easily be treated by relaxing the muscles which bunch the skin. 

Jaw: Botox injections can contour and soften the jaw line and can also help with excessive teeth grinding.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Beautiful Fuller Lips at Selston Cosmetic Clinic - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

The lips, like the eyes and nose, are a defining and prominent facial feature. During social interactions, the lips are a focal point, not only when they're doing the talking but also when they're showing your emotions. When we're happy, a radiant smile can make us look younger and boost our self-confidence. 

Lip enhancements use injectable fillers, which are a quick, safe and effective treatment that don't require any downtime. As well as plumping and firming the lips, lip filler procedures can define the lip line, lessen the fine lines around the mouth, prevent lipstick bleed and even create an upward turn to the corners of the mouth.

Things you can achieve with lip fillers;
  • Fuller lips. Either adding volume to both lips, or just the top or bottom lip.
  • Reducing wrinkles. Fillers are ideal anti-ageing treatments which can erase lip lines and smooth out wrinkles around the mouth.
  • Confidence boost. When certain facial features aren't in harmony with the rest of the face, it can make you feel self-conscious. 
Improving the smile with softer, plumper and smoother-looking lips is a cosmetic treatment that's growing in popularity among people of all ages. Lots of people who consider having a lip enhancement get worried about the “trout pout”, but the reality is that an experienced practitioner will only fill the lips to enhance them to a realistic size, adding volume to thin lips, defining lip borders or just giving a subtle tweak to reshape the lips, while keeping a totally natural look.

After a free consultation with our expert doctor where you can discuss your expectations, you will both decide on a treatment plan for your lip enhancement. The look of people's lips can vary after the injections and some swelling can remain for up to two weeks. It can sometimes take some time adjusting to your new look and you can always top up the filler and increase your lip volume when you want. 

The lip filler procedure usually causes only minimal discomfort, and some clients do opt for a topical anaesthetic cream application on the lips before their treatment and then, once the lips are less sensitive, the doctor will inject the lip filler through tiny injections that are almost pain-free.

Clinic Manager.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Amazing Male Abs with Vaser Hi Def - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

If you regularly use a gym but you still aren't happy with your shape and find yourself getting frustrated by the lack of visible results, then you should consider vaser lipo treatment. These days men, just as much as women, have concerns about their bodies, so it's no wonder that vaser lipo treatment for men is increasing in demand. At the Selston Cosmetic Clinic Dr Bassi performs the vaser lipo procedure on a regular basis, with fantastic results.

There will come the time when you've done all the hard work and you've lost the weight, but you still haven't got the exact look you were hoping for. You might be fitter, slimmer and healthier and almost have the look you were after, but sometimes eating healthily and spending hours working out at the gym are just not enough. All the effort you've made so far is a great start in helping you to get the body you've dreamed of.

Reasons why men should consider vaser lipo;
  • It can decrease those stubborn areas of fat that you can't reduce from exercising and dieting alone.
  • Vaser can create a more balanced and proportionate body shape.
  • This treatment can give your body definition, for a more athletic appearance.
  • It can increase your body confidence and boost your self-esteem.
Vaser hi def isn't a substitute for losing weight, and it gets its best results on men who are reasonably fit and may have moderate amounts of stubborn fat that just aren't responding to diet and exercise. This treatment helps to give the body an athletic look which will not only be pleasing to the eye, it will also meet the expectations of what todays modern society thinks is beautiful and sexy.

Vaser hi def is a body sculpting fat reduction procedure we use at the Selston Cosmetic Clinic which not only removes fat cells and tightens the skin, it also allows our skilled and experienced cosmetic physician - Dr Bassi, to contour the treatment area to produce the look you are hoping to get. Hi def is one of the most advanced forms of vaser lipo, defining the contours of the muscles and creating shadows and curves.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic. Vaser probes get inserted into the desired locations and breaks up the fat with ultrasound energy. Vaser ultrasound energy dissolves the fat cells and simply bounces off other structures such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue, which are left undisturbed, giving great results.

The results are immediate. There is minor swelling for about a week and you will have to wear a compression garment and massage the treated area to keep the area smooth. After treatment you will be routinely offered follow-up appointments, at one month, three months and six months. As the swelling subsides the results continue to improve for up to six months as collagen grows and tightens the skin.

Clinic Manager.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Fresher, Younger Looking Skin with Chemical Peels - Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield & Chesterfield

You can look years younger when you have clear, radiant skin, and when your skin is clear and healthy-looking it can have a dramatic positive impact on your appearance. There are some people who are fortunate enough to have beautiful skin throughout their lives, but sadly there are others who may have bad skin from an early age, that's made considerably worse by the ageing process, which will leave you with a complexion that no longer has its youthful vitality. Looking after your skin is an important issue and lots of people, need to give it continuous attention from an early age.

October has arrived and though our summer memories are starting to fade, the damage done to our skin by the sun has not, and the fine lines, sun spots and dull skin can often remain on the hands and face. Along with the sun, poor diet, a bad skin care regime, smoking and hormone imbalance can cause the texture of the skin to look rough, dull and aged.

Chemical peels can address a variety of issues and can offer;
  • A noticeably smoother and fresher looking skin
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced signs of sun damage, acne and mild scars
  • Improves uneven skin tone, dull skin, pigmentation and enlarged pores
  • Smooths rough skin texture 
When having a chemical peel treatment, the practitioner will apply a mild acid solution to the face, causing the outer layer of skin to blister. removing the dead cells, which will allow skin cell regeneration. Peels can also help rebuild collagen, helping to form skin that's smoother with an even skin tone and then leave a new, fresher layer of healthy skin in its place. The practitioner can apply either a superficial or deep chemical peel, depending on how sensitive the client’s skin is and the amount of skin damage present.

Chemical peels are a safe and effective way to treat skin irregularities. Whether you’re having to cope with uneven skin tone, enlarged pores or a rough skin texture, the correct skin care can make a massive difference, so now is the time we should get back to basics, as maintaining a youthful, healthy glow will boost your self-confidence.

Skin peels make your face look and feel fresher and rejuvenated. They are a non-invasive treatment for ageing skin and they are suitable for all skin types. They penetrate into the skin without irritation, instantly giving a smooth, tighter feel to the skin, and giving your skin a wonderful glow.

Clinic Manager.